Theme: “Art from the Heart – Scenic Seascapes & Underwater Wonders”
Submission Deadline: Saturday, January 18th, 2020 at 6pm•
GUIDELINES & ENTRY RULES
Open to all students* residing in The Bahamas within the following four age categories. There will be one winner from each category:
A. 8-9 years old
B. 10-12 years old
C. 13-15 years old
D. 16-18 years old
Furniture Plus believes we all have the power to create something beautiful and meaningful. When kids are encouraged to express themselves and take risks in creating art, they develop a sense of innovation, imagination, confidence, and the ability to translate their greatest ideas and deepest feelings. Art is a powerful way to nurture this process and impart skills that carry through into adulthood. Furniture Plus and The Charity of Hope Foundation is committed to inspiring our children to seek, grow and discover their own voice and unique inner-greatness.
“Art from the Heart – Scenic Seascapes & Underwater Wonders”
There is so much to admire about our majestic Bahamian waters. From the shimmering hues of aquamarine and captivating blue, to the thousands of vibrantly colored fish, corals and exotic creatures teeming just below the surface. Our Bahamian Waters are a source of life, beauty, enjoyment, recreation, and sustenance for us all. In your unique way, create a scenic portrait that expresses the natural wonder and beauty of our waters or capture a snapshot of what you love and find most enjoyable about this important and beautiful natural resource.
Participants are encouraged to use bold colors and strong lines. Artwork can be realistic or abstract. You may include people and animals in your artwork.
All entries must be received no later than 6:00 PM (EST) on Saturday, January 18th, 2020. Entries submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.
A panel of judges recognized for their work in the fine art environment will be assembled to view and select winners. All decisions are final. Announcement of winning contestants will be made after January 18th, 2020.
• A snapshot of the final artwork must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• A completed entry form, provided by Furniture Plus, must accompany the artwork. The entry form should list the artist’s name, age, school, grade, the title of the artwork, the medium used, contact information, requested signatures, and a short description of what the artwork is about.
Art from the Heart Competition – Season 2 Entry Form – Click to View and Print
• The artwork and entry form should be hand-delivered or mailed to the Furniture Plus store at the Town Centre Mall (Nassau) addressed to Kam Cheng and/or Dawn Forbes no later than 6:00 PM (EST) on January 18th, 2020.
Written clearly in pencil on the back of each piece of artwork should be the artist’s name, age, school, the title of the artwork, the medium used, and contact information.
*Employees and agents of the Company, its affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies and divisions, participating promotional partners, and their respective employees and immediate family members are not eligible to participate in the Contest and win. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws,” or by current or past marriages(s), remarriage(s), adoption, co-habitation or other family extension, and any other persons residing at the same household whether or not related.
- $1,000 Gift Card from Furniture Plus
- Laptop for each category winner. That would be Four (4) Total.
- Public exhibition of artwork.
- A kit of art supplies, and more!
Any of the following media may be used:
• Paint (watercolor, tempera, poster, or acrylic)
• Drawing materials (pens, pencils, colored pencils, markers, or crayons)
THESE ARE NOT ALLOWED:
NO charcoal, pastels, chalk, glitter, sand, paste-ons, attachments, stencils, tracing,
digital art, or computer-generated graphics.
Any artwork that does not meet the following guidelines will be disqualified. Please follow directions closely.
• Paper size must be 21” x 9”. Paper can be collected at Furniture Plus, Town Centre Mall. Limit one per entry.
• Artwork must be created on a clean white sheet of art paper or copy paper.
• Paper must be un-ruled & unlined.
• Artwork must be horizontal or wide, not tall.
• Artwork must be the original artwork of the applicant. Trading and reproductions of another artist’s work is not permitted.
• NO firm or rigid backing
• Artwork should be submitted unframed.
• One piece of art per participant.
• Artwork will not be returned.
VIEW AND PRINT ENTRY FORM
Any artwork that depicts copyrighted images will be rejected. For example, no artworks depicting brand logos, characters from television shows, movies, video games, or books will be accepted. All artworks must be original ideas and created entirely by the applicant.
The artwork is the property of the artist and the artist retains the sole copyright and all applicable rights. By entering the competition, however, artists and guardians do agree to grant usage of artwork to FURNITURE PLUS only for display, marketing and promotional purposes for the company. Reproduction of any and all artwork in all media, including print, social media, film, and/or video is assigned to FURNITURE PLUS as the organizer and sponsor of the competition and will be used as deemed appropriate to further the goals of the company and the competition. FURNITURE PLUS will not sell artwork, nor will it reproduce the artwork to sell.
Furniture Plus reserves the right to use or not use any artwork that has been submitted. The company further reserves the right to feature or not feature submitted artwork on their vehicles, in their advertising, or in their in-store promotions.
ABOUT PLUS ART & CULTURE (PAC)
Plus Arts & Culture (PAC) is a vibrant, community-based “arts & culture” appreciation program launched by Furniture Plus in Abaco, in 2010 and later spread throughout the Furniture Plus franchise to Nassau and Grand Bahama. PAC strives to build community and meaningful connections through art-inspired events that showcase the talent of local artists and artisans while celebrating the dynamic power of art and all forms of creative expression. PAC events create a platform for both aspiring and professional artists to share their work and passion while educating the public and igniting interest around all styles of art, and representations of our culture. For more information on collaborating or attending an upcoming PAC event, please contact us at 397-7587(Nassau) / 352-7587(GB) or email@example.com.
ABOUT THE CHARITY OF HOPE FOUNDATION
The Charity of Hope Foundation (COHF) was launched in 2005 as the charity arm of Furniture Plus. This Non-Profit Organization exists to empower, uplift, and nurture marginalized children, women, and men while activating awareness, compassion and selfless action within communities. The organization prioritizes child-related causes and continues to be a “champion for children,” investing heavily in the advancement, development and protection of children, and other reputable charitable organizations that support the same goals. For over 14 years, COHF has been a regular benefactor of dozens of local charities committed to making a difference in The Bahamas. We are committed to creating strategic partnerships that support progress and build bridges of hope both locally and internationally, that we may, in turn, help to create a brighter future and better world for our children today.